Reduce your Amazon Kinesis
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Kinesis cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Kinesis costs with these tips


Right-size Shards

Analyze data stream usage patterns and reduce unused shards. Since Kinesis charges per shard hour, optimizing the number of shards can lower costs.


Use Capacity Modes

Leverage on-demand mode for unpredictable workloads, provisioned mode for steady usage. Provisioned mode provides capacity reservations and can help predict costs.


Configure Retention Opt.

Configure data retention periods based on app needs. Kinesis charges for extended retention beyond 24 hrs. Shortening retention can reduce unnecessary storage fees.

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Kinesis Service information & pricing

About Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis enables the collection, processing, and analysis of real-time video and data streams. It provides solutions via Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Data Firehose, and Video Streams. It allows building of applications, analytics, IoT device data analysis, and video analytics applications. Kinesis is cost-effective, scalable, and fully managed. Customers including Wyze, Zillow, Nextdoor, and Sonos use Kinesis. To begin, explore its capabilities, contact an expert or create a free account.

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Amazon Kinesis pricing

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams uses a pay-as-you-go model and offers two capacity modes: on-demand and provisioned, each having its own billing system. On-demand charges by GB for data read/written and per data stream hourly. Additional costs apply for extended data retention and enhanced fan-out. Provisioned mode charges are based on the number of shards your app needs, plus charges for fan-out and data retention. Costs vary by region.

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